We've made some positive strides recently, virtually eliminating single-use plastic bags in supermarkets in New Zealand but we still have a long way to go. What about all the plastic packaging that almost every product on the shelves of every grocery store comes in?
It’s so frustrating to purchase those essential items, bring them home in a re-usable bag, only to then have to strip them of plastic wrappers before using them.
GoodFor is a package-free lifestyle grocery store which has recently opened inside LynnMall, right next to Countdown. With three other stores in Ponsonby, Parnell and Takapuna, the company exists to help aid in the clean-up of our beautiful planet and make sustainable shopping easier for the everyday consumer.
In-store is a package-free shopping experience where you can bring in your own re-usable packaging (such as jars and containers), weigh your containers on the scales to tare the weight, grab a pencil to jot down the product code and then fill up as much or as little as you like.
And if you forget your own packaging, you can use GoodFor’s brown paper bags or purchase bottles and jars in-store.
They have all the pantry essentials like rice, grains, spices, baking ingredients, confectionery, muesli etc., as well as liquids on tap such as honey and olive oil, shampoo and cleaning detergents.
And that’s not all; kombucha and cold brew coffee is also on tap! And speaking of coffee, there’s also a grinding station where you can re-fill your Allpress, Supreme, Kokako or Ozone coffee beans.
The New Lynn store is also the first to have a flour mill where customers can mill grains into flour, ensuring freshness and longevity.
GoodFor is committed to sustainability and keeping the planet healthy. Through the organisation ‘Trees for the Future’ they are able to ensure a tree is planted every time someone shops with them.
The New Lynn store is open seven days: